Overall, this is a very beautiful, good quality lamp. It is very heavy and sturdy. I was actually surprised by how heavy it is. It's a really good value. I only had two small issues with it, which weren't important enough for me to do anything about. The lampshade looks white until it's turned on at night, then it looks more like a dark cream color. I suppose that's due to the lining of the shade. I priced replacement shades because I wanted a true white shade, but they are rather expensive, so I'm letting it go. It's still a very pretty lamp and a quality shade. Also, the switch for turning the lamp on and off is very difficult to operate. I have mine plugged into an outlet that's controlled by a wall switch, so it's not a problem. However, if my only option were to turn it on and off at the base, it would be a very big problem. I don't know if it's just a problem with mine or if they are all that way. Bottom line, I love this lamp and I'm very glad I purchased it.